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KTM, Husqvarna recalls related to throttle sticking

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that KTM and Husqvarna are recalling about 780 motorcycles due to a crash hazard.

In model-year 2019 KTM 50 SX and Husqvarna TC 50 bikes, the throttle can become stuck in the open position, posing a crash hazard to the rider.

This recall involves model year 2019 KTM 50 SX and Husqvarna TC 50 closed course/competition motorcycles with 50cc 2-cycle engines. Only model year 2019 motorcycles that have the letter K in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number, which is located on the right side of the steering head, are included in the recall.

The KTM motorcycles are orange and white with the KTM logo on both sides of the radiator shrouds covering the fuel tank. Printed on both side panels below the rear seat is 50 SX. The Husqvarna motorcycles are white, blue and yellow with the Husqvarna logo and TC 50 printed on both sides of the radiator shrouds covering the fuel tank.

Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM or Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer, respective of their motorcycle brand, to schedule a free repair. KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles are contacting all known purchasers directly.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

The bikes were sold at KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from March 2018 December 2018 for about $4,300.

Manufacturer(s): KTM AG, of Austria

Importer(s): KTM North America, Inc., of Amherst, Ohio

Distributor(s): KTM North America, Inc. and Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc., of Murrieta, Calif.

Manufactured In: Austria

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